Tell us about the community that you engage? eg. economic conditions, political structures, norms and values, demographic trends, history, and experience with engagement efforts.
Uruguay is the oldest populations in Latin America and throughout the Western Hemisphere. The population at risk of osteoporosis is estimated at 800,000 people, out of a total of 3,300,000 inhabitants. The population growth is almost nil. The campaign, although attending all classes, is aimed at the middle and lower class for its low cost and outpatient basis. T HE PEOPLE’S POSITIVE RESPONSE AND AND INTEREST IT RAISED, SAYS WE ARE COMMITTED TO STAY IN THIS ACTION, AWAITING RESULTS IN A REASONABLE TIME.
Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project
When creating CENTROSEO in 1992, IT did not exist in Uruguay TECHNOLOGY or any method for the measurement of bone density. That year I introduced the first fixed bone densitometer. In June 2000 I brought the first portable densitometer, initiating campaigns for outpatients. For the last 5 years we have three teams with specially trained by me technicians for the prevention of osteoporosis. I attend the ISCD meeting annually, and every 2 years at the IOF Congress representing my country and in order to keep up to date knowledge on prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The growth we have had in this activity, we reaffirm that: 1) occupy an empty space 2) that there is still much to be done. Fractures are increasing and the continental projection for 2050 is that osteoporotic fractures will double. OUR GOAL AS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION TO THIS MISSION IS TO CONTINUE TO REDUCE osteoporotic fractures.